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Positive Psychology

Positive psychology is a form of psychology that emphasizes the positive aspects of a person’s life which enable them to thrive, such as character strengths, resilience, optimistic emotions, and positive coping strategies. It focuses on encouraging an individual to nurture their personal strengths as opposed to scolding them into fixing their deficiencies. While the focus of this branch of psychology is on promoting positive states of being, it does not recommend completely negating difficult or less desirable emotional states; rather, it asserts that people who promote their own strengths of character are better equipped to handle the inevitable fluctuations of life with more resilience. We’ve started gathering valuable information on this topic, but haven’t yet curated the findings.

Spread the Love: The Health Benefits of Bonding

An expert in the field of positive psychology explores the perks of bonding—with everyone around you.

Positive Psychology: A Personal History

Substantial research found that well-being causes many external benefits, including better physical and mental health.

Abraham Maslow on Keeping Romantic Love Alive

Maslow intuitively predicted the latest findings from positive psychology.

The Science of Spirituality: 16 Tips to Build Your Spiritual Practice

Science is a very valuable part of humanity. However, it hasn’t yet explained it all. Stepping fully into a meaningful life requires a shift in the way we show up for ourselves and others. Building the science of spirituality into a practice takes intention and effort.

What is Locke’s Goal Setting Theory of Motivation?

Do you often find yourself struggling to change your habits, regardless of how willing you are to set objectives? If your goals rarely reach fruition, you are not alone.

In Psychotherapy, The Toilet Has Become the New Couch

Virtual sessions offer the intimacy and comedy of seeing patients and therapists in their personal environments.

True Happiness Isn’t About Being Happy All the Time

Unlike feeling happy, which is a transient state, leading a happier life is about individual growth through finding meaning.

Positive Daily Affirmations: Is There Science Behind It?

Self-help books often promote the power of positive affirmations. You, me, and almost everybody in the 21st century have heard of them. But if you’ve never tried them before, the idea can seem incredibly awkward.

Positive Psychology: From Recovery to Self-Actualization

Self-actualization may be the goal of both recovery and positive psychology.

Witches, Trauma, and Depth Psychology? The Practice of Psychology Today

On the weekend of June 16-18 of 2017 The Retreat at Pacifica Graduate Institute hosted over one-hundred guests at the landmark conference Response at the Radical Edge: Depth Psychology for the 21st Century. Opening Remarks by Dr.

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